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strange shiny cd like object? sol 309

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posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 08:04 AM
reply to post by goou111

Good one! Interesting, to say the least ... on this one, however, I tend to go with what wildespace theorized (calcium deposit). I also remember the earlier discussions on white rocks on Mars, for example here:

IDK, could have been chipped off some stones that Curiosity previously broke by driving over them (would explain why we don't see the typical layer of dust on top). Doesn't explain, though, what appears to be a hole in the middle, perhaps a trick of perspective? Or it's a part of the descent stage that was blown off during the EDL phase of Curiosity's arrival?

I wonder whether we'll get a close-up of this (and some other features) but I wouldn't be surprised if not ... anyway: good find & keep looking!

ETA: But I have to admit that it very much does look like a sand dollar!

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posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 08:10 AM
I think it looks like a dead baby 'tether' UFO...probably fell out of the nest, the poor little fella.

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 08:22 AM
looks like a gold nugget
interesting find op

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 08:32 AM
reply to post by Dianec

NASA will tell us what they think.

yeah of course they will, i can hear it now " ah yeah bob that right there is a glitch in the system"
next question.

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 10:58 AM

Originally posted by kudegras
What about the rock to the right and at the top of the sand dollar on the top picture.
Looks either carved or shaped to me. Very symmetrical for a random rock.
Are you talking about the ball shaped rock? It looks completly round, kind of like an old cannon ball. Its a shame they dont make the rover drive around in a circle taking pictures every few inches at a central point and get a 3D panoramic view.

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by goou111

I found some of those too!

They look like lichin to me, but they are probably just mineral deposites.


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posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 12:05 PM
Good Find, these images always interest me S&F. What are they not letting us see

The Images from Curiosity are heavily censored.
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posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 01:11 PM

Originally posted by goou111

I was just browsing the new mars sol 309 pics and came across this shiny object and i'm not sure what it is.

It's probably another rock lol but I don't see any other objects like it in all the surrounding pics.

It looks like a CD it even has a hole in the center

here it is at 150%

this is 400%

edit on 22-6-2013 by goou111 because: (no reason given)

I doubt that it is a CD! Most likely it is just a rock that reflects light in such a way that it appears to be what seems like a CD! After all our minds tend to make sense of what we see and just because it resembles a CD does not make it one! Even if it is some foreign object from some extra terrestrial beings what are the chances they would have the same technology as us? This is extremely doubtful! Good find never the less.
If you should ever come across the statue of liberty buried waist deep in the Martian terrain don't forget to yell "You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 01:17 PM
I think it is possible that this object only appears round. It is an optical illusion, or could be, and the rock could be more elongated. The dark spot in the center, where the dirt is caked, is not necessarily a hole. If I had to guess, I would say this is just a white rock, which appears round due to the jagged edges, and the angle of the picture itself. But I cannot be certain. That makes much more sense though, because even IF there were technologies to be found in this place, they would not be lying on the surface in this manner, and we would have seen a whole lot more of them. And if the argument is used that the government is covering them up, they would have covered this one up as well, as it is obvious.

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 03:09 PM
lol, people!! its not a CD!!! the OP said an object that resembles a CD, nowhere did he say, it was a CD...with classic mars tunes and your favorite martian hits....

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 03:40 PM
Probably just the Sun reflecting off a very white rock, but it does look out of place. Sooner or later they are going to find some fossils if they have not already done so. ~$heopleNation

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 03:50 PM
That round rock on the ledge in the middle really stands out to me.

It took me awhile to figure out why. Notice how out of place it is? The rest of the rocks are shale-like, flat and rugged. Then you have this nicely rounded rock perched on the edge...

Wouldn't you say that kind of shape is something you find from a rock that has been in water for a very, very long time? Perhaps deposited there when that used to be a stream bed, or maybe glacier-deposited debris?

If that were the case, it might go along with the shiny object being deposited in the same way.
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posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 04:01 PM
it was will.i.ams cd the martians could not handle it but shhh its a secret nasa did not want to hurt his feelings

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 04:08 PM
Looks like a whitewashed piece of cement that has fallen off a wall to me

But it does look like it created a trench behind it.

The atmosphere on Mars is a lot thinner than Earth's and doesn't have any oxygen, so things won't be oxidised, though they'll be bleached due to all the solar radiation.

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 07:08 PM
Has anybody got a good program to in large it and zoom in on it as there are reflections in it

posted on Jun, 23 2013 @ 10:14 PM
It's a compact disc

posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 01:30 AM

Originally posted by terriblyvexed
Wow, really cool find!

That's definitely something strange, usually I can't see what people are talking about, but this is something for sure.

I'm going with space junk, we send rovers down in all kinds of ways, maybe something fell off.

I can definitely see the sand dollar theory, and if so what more proof do you need that life exited on mars?

Maybe they are not really on Mars...

posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 02:05 AM
reply to post by Iscool

If they are not on Mars, how is it that the terrain visible in Curiosity's images matches the terrain visible from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter?

MRO view:
Curiosity's views (images flattened out into a map):

posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 03:49 AM
It's most likely debris that Curiosity dropped during landing. This (or something much like it) was pointed out on the recently-released billion-pixel panoramic image from Rocknest by NASA themselves, with this being the explanation given.

posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 04:14 AM
reply to post by goou111

That's just the aluminum foil of someone's lunch that got left behind on the movie set!

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